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Awards and Accolades

2014

APEX 2014 Award of Publication Excellence

The 26th Annual Awards for Publication Excellence (APEX 2014) is an international competition that recognizes outstanding publications from magazines to annual reports, brochures and websites. In 2014, the Centre for Urban Greenery & Ecology (CUGE), has been awarded the APEX 2014 Award of Excellence in the category One-of-a-Kind Green Publications for its work on CITYGREEN. This publication has won the APEX Awards for Publication Excellence for three consecutive since 2012.

About CITYGREEN:

CITYGREEN, a biannual publication on urban greenery and ecology, communicates up-to-date information in an illustrated format. The articles are written by well-known experts from various disciplines including architecture, landscape architecture, planning and ecology. It is a valuable resource for professionals as well as an interesting read for the wider general audience. For more information, please visithttps://www.cuge.com.sg/research/CITYGREEN

Excellence in Public Service Award 2014

The Excellence in Public Service Awards (ExPSA) recognise public officers and public agencies for their service excellence, organisational excellence and best practices. The PS21 Star Service Award is meant to honour outstanding individuals who embody the best customer service ways in the civil service and our statutory boards. Since service excellence is one of the core values of NParks, receiving this award would affirm our belief in providing quality service and grow the culture of service within our organisation. NParks won one PS21 Star Service Award (Enna Lam, Visitor Services Officer in HortPark).

Excellent Service Award 2014

The Excellent Service Award (EXSA) is a national award that recognises individuals who have delivered quality service.  It seeks to develop service role models for staff to emulate and to create service champions.  NParks achieved 2 Gold and 6 Silver awards for EXSA Public Service; and 3 Star, 4 Gold and 1 Silver awards for EXSA Attractions.

MND Minister’s Award (Team) 2014

The Minister’s Award (Team) is an annual award to recognise significant team-based contributions to the stakeholders and the Ministry of National Development, including value creation and/or economic savings. Achieving this award would mean that NParks is recognised for its innovative team-based projects which contribute to MND’s vision and challenges of transforming Singapore into “An Endearing Home and Distinctive Global City”. In 2014, two projects by NParks have won the Award – “50 Years of Greening Singapore” and the “Skyrise Greening Initiative”.

About 50 Years of Greening Singapore:

The year 2013 marked 50 years of greening for Singapore. To commemorate this significant milestone, NParks organised a year-long series of activities to reach out to more people in a cost effective manner to raise awareness of Singapore’s greening efforts, and engage the public in sustaining our City in a Garden for the next 50 years

About Skyrise Greening Initiatives:

Today, Singapore is recognised as global leader in skyrise greenery. The significant growth of skyrise greenery here has been possible through a deliberate whole-of-government policy and programming approach undertaken by various agencies, including NParks. Our collective efforts in skyrise greenery have now become one of Singapore’s hallmark urban greening solutions and have set an international benchmark for green cities of the future. 

 PS21 ExCEL Awards 2014

The PS21 ExCEL Awards recognise public officers who inject innovation and creativity into their work or who have been pivotal in promoting the ExCEL spirit within their agencies. The awards also recognise projects and policy initiatives that best embody the ExCEL spirit as well as to recognise the commitment and teamwork demonstrated in any team, organised as a WITS team or any other format. In 2014, one project by NParks won Most Innovating Project (Nominee Award).

About Nature Ways

Nature Ways are biodiversity corridors, planted to mimic the diverse composition of tropical forests, which connect green spaces fragmented by urban development. They are part of the next phase of Singapore’s greening, which involves the community in creating a City in a Garden to enhance Singapore’s quality of life. Combining the efforts of multiple stakeholders within the community, the Nature Ways programme enriches the planting of town council areas, schools, parks, green verges and even the compounds of private corporations to provide habitats and travelling routes for birds and butterflies, thereby enhancing our urban biodiversity and bringing nature into the city to delight urban dwellers.

 

2013

APEX 2013 Award of Publication Excellence

CITYGREEN is a biannual publication of the Centre for Urban Greenery & Ecology, covering topics on greening and ecology of the urban environment. This publication has won the APEX Awards for Publication Excellence since 2012.

The articles in CITYGREEN are written by well-known experts from various disciplines including architecture, landscape architecture, planning and ecology. It is a valuable resource for professionals as well as an interesting read for the wider general audience. For more information, please visit http://www.cuge.com.sg/research/CITYGREEN.

Excellence in Public Service Award 2013

The Excellence in Public Service Awards (ExPSA) recognise public officers and public agencies for their service excellence, organisational excellence and best practices. The PS21 Star Service Award is meant to honour outstanding individuals who embody the best customer service ways in the civil service and our statutory boards. NParks won one PS21 Star Service Award (Linda Goh, Visitor Services Officer in HortPark).

Excellent Service Award 2013 

The Excellent Service Award (EXSA) is a national award that recognises individuals who have delivered quality service.  It seeks to develop service role models for staff to emulate and to create service champions.  NParks achieved 3 Gold and 15 Silver awards for EXSA Public Service; and 4 Star, 2 Gold and 4 Silver awards for EXSA Attractions.

MND Minister’s Award (Team) 2013

The Minister’s Award (Team) is an annual award to recognise significant team-based contributions to the stakeholders and the Ministry of National Development, including value creation and/or economic savings. Achieving this award would mean that NParks is recognised for its innovative team-based projects which contribute to MND’s vision and challenges of transforming Singapore into “An Endearing Home and Distinctive Global City”. In 2013, one project by NParks won – Gardens by the Bay

About Gardens by the Bay:

An integral part of NParks’ “City in a Garden” vision for Singapore, Gardens by the Bay is a national garden for the people of Singapore, a premier horticultural attraction for local and international visitors, and an iconic addition to the world’s best public gardens. Comprising three waterfront gardens – Bay South, Bay East and Bay Central – and spread across 101 hectares at Marina Bay, the Gardens by the Bay is a showpiece of horticulture and garden artistry that presents plants in a new way, entertaining and educating visitors with plants seldom seen in Singapore.

 

2012

APEX 2012 Award of Publication Excellence

CITYGREEN, a biannual publication of the Centre for Urban Greenery & Ecology, has won the APEX Awards for Publication Excellence 2012. The articles in CITYGREEN are written by well-known experts from various disciplines including architecture, landscape architecture, planning and ecology. It is a valuable resource for professionals as well as an interesting read for the wider general audience. For more information, please visit http://www.cuge.com.sg/research/CITYGREEN.

Excellence in Public Service Award 2012

The Excellence in Public Service Awards (ExPSA) recognise public officers and public agencies for their service excellence, organisational excellence and best practices. The PS21 Star Service Award is meant to honour outstanding individuals who embody the best customer service ways in the civil service and our statutory boards. NParks won two PS21 Star Service Award (Nick Tang, Visitor Services Officer in SBG; Foong Chee Weng (Manager in HortPark).

Excellent Service Award 2012

The Excellent Service Award (EXSA) is a national award that recognises individuals who have delivered quality service.  It seeks to develop service role models for staff to emulate and to create service champions.  NParks achieved 3 Star, 6 Gold and 6 Silver awards for EXSA Public Service; and 3 Star, 2 Gold and 5 Silver awards for EXSA Attractions.

MND Minister’s Award (Team) 2012

The Minister’s Award (Team) is an annual award to recognise significant team-based contributions to the stakeholders and the Ministry of National Development, including value creation and/or economic savings. Achieving this award would mean that NParks is recognised for its innovative team-based projects which contribute to MND’s vision and challenges of transforming Singapore into “An Endearing Home and Distinctive Global City”. In 2012, two projects by NParks won the award.

About 20th World Orchid Conference

The 20th World Orchid Conference (20WOC) returned to Singapore after 48 years with the theme 'Where Old World and New World Orchids Meet'. Singapore was the only Asian city with the rare privilege of hosting the iconic international event for a second time. The conference was held from 13 to 20 November 2011 at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. During the eight-day show, visitors were treated to a spectacular array of orchid displays with the finest and rarest species and exotic hybrids from around the world.

About Redevelopment of Bishan Park-Kallang River

The redevelopment of the 62-hectare Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park showcases a successful collaboration between two government agencies, the National Parks Board and PUB, with the aim of encouraging Singaporeans to get closer to water and nature. The concrete canal that ran through the park was transformed into a beautiful river teeming with life. New and improved facilities, including playgrounds and F&B outlets, were also added, making the park a vibrant community space. The rejuvenated park has attracted schools, volunteer groups and corporate partners to conduct activities such as regular clean-up of the park and sharing fun facts with the community – a demonstration of civic pride and public ownership of the park.

PS21 ExCEL Awards 2012

The PS21 ExCEL Awards recognise public officers who inject innovation and creativity into their work or who have been pivotal in promoting the ExCEL spirit within their agencies. The awards also recognise projects and policy initiatives that best embody the ExCEL spirit as well as to recognise the commitment and teamwork demonstrated in any team, organised as a WITS team or any other format. In 2012, one project by NParks won Most Innovating Project (Nominee Award).

About Singapore Index on Cities’ Biodiversity

The Singapore Index on Cities’ Biodiversity (SI) is an internationally endorsed self-assessment tool for cities to evaluate their biodiversity conservation efforts. It was conceived at a period when cities were forming alliances to share best practices on urban biodiversity conservation.


2011

Excellence in Public Service Award 2011

The Excellence in Public Service Awards (ExPSA) recognise public officers and public agencies for their service excellence, organisational excellence and best practices. The PS21 Star Service Award is meant to honour outstanding individuals who embody the best customer service ways in the civil service and our statutory boards. NParks won one PS21 Star Service Award (Izran Bin Abu Samah, Visitor Services Officer in SBG).

 MND Minister’s Award (Team) 2011

The Minister’s Award (Team) is an annual award to recognise significant team-based contributions to the stakeholders and the Ministry of National Development, including value creation and/or economic savings. Achieving this award would mean that NParks is recognised for its innovative team-based projects which contribute to MND’s vision and challenges of transforming Singapore into “An Endearing Home and Distinctive Global City”. In 2011, one projects by NParks won the award.

About Park Connector Network

The Park Connector Network (PCN) is a green matrix of connected linear park space, facilitating public access to the parklands, open spaces and nature areas in Singapore. Park connectors provide ideal locations for recreational activities such as jogging, cycling or in-line skating and other outdoor pursuits such as hiking, bird-watching and photography. The PCN has also evolved from venues for recreational activities to green corridors that serve a pivotal eco-function. As the greenery along the PCN matures, it will enable birdlife and other fauna to traverse such corridors from one refuge to another; thus enhancing the biodiversity.

MIPIM Architectural Review Future Project Awards 2011

For the second time, the Gardens by the Bay project received recognition at the MIPIM Architectural Review Future Project Awards organised by international publication, Architectural Review.

This year, the Garden's Bay East development was commended under the "Big Urban Projects" category, which recognises proposed projects that respect the quality of the built environment in a wider community.

PS21 ExCEL Awards 2011

The PS21 ExCEL Awards recognise public officers who inject innovation and creativity into their work or who have been pivotal in promoting the ExCEL spirit within their agencies. The awards also recognise projects and policy initiatives that best embody the ExCEL spirit as well as to recognise the commitment and teamwork demonstrated in any team, organised as a WITS team or any other format. In 2012, one project by NParks won Most Innovating Project (Gold Award).

About Coastal Protection & Restoration of Mangrove Biodiversity at Pulau Tekong

Conventional approaches to arrest erosion usually involve installation of purely hard engineering structures. Given the multi-faceted concerns of this Pulau Tekong, this project took an innovative approach to combine both soft and hard engineering methods through using rocks, biodegradable materials and mangrove plants. These allow us to achieve our aims towards coastal protection, restoration of mangrove habitat and test-bed of non-invasive, environmentally sustainable methods. A science-based project that taps upon various expertise from engineers, biologists and modellers, it is a showcase of how cross-disciplinary collaboration is pivotal and synergistic in solving complicated problems.


2010

Singapore Garden Festival 2010 - Grand Pinnacle Silver Award

The Singapore Garden Festival (SGF) 2010 was proud to win the Grand Pinnacle Silver Award for the second year running. SGF also swept another two Gold awards and one Bronze award at the 55th International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) Convention & Expo. Each year, the IFEA recognises outstanding examples of quality and creativity in promotional programmes and materials produced by festivals and events around the world. This prestigious Awards Competition strives for the highest excellence in festival and events promotions, raising standards in quality industry-wide globally. The Grand Pinnacle is the grand champion prize of the Awards Competition.

For more information on SGF, log on to: http://www.singaporegardenfestival.com.

Singapore Health Award 2010 - Platinum and Fitness Sub-Category

The biennal award is presented by the Health Promotion Board (HPB) in recognition of workplaces that strive to help employees lead healthy and vibrant lives. This was the second time that NParks has received the Platinum award, which is valid for four years.

Asian Human Capital Award 2010 - Special Commendation Prize

The award, conferred by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), INSEAD and CNBC Asia Pacific recognises innovative and impactful people practices adopted by Asian-based organisations.

Green GOOD Design Project 2010

Gardens by the Bay was conferred by the Green GOOD Design Award by The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.


Last updated on 03 February 2015

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